The Conjure Man Dies

Image from the original, 1936 production.

The Conjure Man Dies was one of the first detective novels written by an African American author, featuring only black characters, published in 1932. Two years after the author died in 1934, it was adapted to a stage play by Arna Bontemps and Countee Cullen and produced under the auspices of the Federal Theater Project in Harlem.

Presented as part of the 2000-01 Season

Play opened January 14, 2001 at the Harry De Jur Playhouse

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Rudolph Fisher
Director Clinton Turner Davis
Stage Manager Ken Hall
Set Designer Kent Hoffman
Lighting Designer Shirley Prendergast
Costume Designer Evelyn Nelson
Sound Designer Sean O’Halloran
Props Sara Goza
Actor Christine Campbell
Actor Kevin Free
Actor Marcuis Harris
Actor Cat Jagar
Actor Everton Lawrence
Actor Curtis McClarin
Actor Eric McLendon
Actor Justice Pratt
Actor Esau Pritchett
Actor Edward Washington
Actor Tee C. Williams

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